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21 August 2015 04:29 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.

He was elected for the fourth time as the Prime Minster in the 2015 Parliamentary Elections. He topped the UNP Colombo district list with 500,566 votes; the most number of preferential votes at a parliamentary election obtained by a candidate.

He served as Prime Minister for eight months when President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him following the victory of 2015 Presidential Election.

Mr. Wickremesinghe had also served as Prime Minister from May 7, 1993 to August 19, 1994 and December 9, 2001 to April 9, 2004.


  Comments - 24

  • Thomas Friday, 21 August 2015 11:56 AM

    CONGRATULATIONSWe are hoping that you will give us a corrupt free Govt. and will give a just govt for all citizens of the country

    shantha gamlath Friday, 21 August 2015 07:02 PM

    Congratulations ..go with good governance.

    TONY Friday, 21 August 2015 06:31 PM


    citizen Friday, 21 August 2015 06:00 PM

    Congrats.SIRYou are brave your hands are really clean the world knows. Not like others said on stages

    Upul Friday, 21 August 2015 05:35 PM

    Congratulations! Hope to see a decent set of ministers without any involvement in corruptions. Also make sure there is transparency in every government financial dealings.

    kamalhot1 Friday, 21 August 2015 04:39 PM

    We did a change in 2005 and gave a challenge to Mahinda Rajapakse and team, they did it. Now you are given the next challenge to develop the country and reconcile the ethnic issues. We expect back the result of the change we did. Good Luck Sir !

    Dr.Raghavan Pathmanathan Friday, 21 August 2015 03:59 PM

    Best Wishes Mr.Prime Minister! People from all walks of life , various ethnic groups and religious affinities love you for your genuine, moderate and simple behavior.Although I left my birth country "Sri Lanka" way back in 1978, but somewhere in my thoughts I always remain as Sri Lankan.That is the permanent sacred binding between the "Soul and land". I wish you see the over all progressive development in all sectors through out the nation.Sincerely hope that you will fulfill aspiration of the citizens.

    M H RASHEED Friday, 21 August 2015 03:36 PM

    I hope our passport will be recept in the world

    Nadeesha Friday, 21 August 2015 03:18 PM

    Your achievement is admirable overcoming so many obstacles. Congratulations.

    Blessing Friday, 21 August 2015 02:59 PM

    Ranil Wickramasinghe is a gentleman politician. We can expect a good governance as promised by him.

    samitha Friday, 21 August 2015 02:32 PM

    Proud of You . Confidence that you can deliver the goods as promised. Good Luck.

    Daya Friday, 21 August 2015 11:57 AM

    Congratulations Mr. Clean. Hope you will steer the country to a new horizon and become the next President in 2020 when the incumbent retires.

    Perera Friday, 21 August 2015 10:21 AM

    Congratulation Mr. Prime Minister,We are with you

    Sanu Friday, 21 August 2015 11:49 AM

    Congratulations, Hope you will develop the country in next five years.

    The God Father Friday, 21 August 2015 11:43 AM

    Am so excited to see a better Sri Lanka, God Bless You sir, dont give any ministerial portfolios to crooks. The country already looks calm and peaceful.

    jolly bird Friday, 21 August 2015 11:21 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS via DM Android App

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 21 August 2015 11:11 AM

    Congratulations!! I have never voted for UNP before. I have high hopes this novel grouping will bring a better form of governance benefiting all and sundry.

    Unchikun Friday, 21 August 2015 11:05 AM

    A nice combination, a honest and humble president and prime minister .

    RG Friday, 21 August 2015 11:05 AM

    The modern example of - NEVER GIVE UP...RG

    SMJ Friday, 21 August 2015 11:01 AM

    your efforts have proved recognizion. Congradulations

    JD Friday, 21 August 2015 10:46 AM

    Sir. Your a brave leader....Congratulations....

    Vasa Friday, 21 August 2015 10:46 AM

    Sincere Best wishes and may God Bless you, the govt and the country in the years to come.

    AA Friday, 21 August 2015 10:45 AM

    Congratulations! We expect a lot from you. Law and order and education has to be the top priorities.

    sri lankan Friday, 21 August 2015 10:31 AM

    Proud to be a srilankan. ....

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